Wilson Center Experts

Adam Weiner

Research Grant
Kennan Institute

Expertise:
Russia and Eurasia
;
Russia
Affiliation:
Assistant Professor, Wellesley College
Wilson Center Project(s):
Authoring Evil: Point of View, Theodicy and the Devil in Major Russian Novels
Term:
May 01, 1996
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Aug 01, 1996

Project Summary

Explores the interrelation of narrative point of view and theodicy in the tradition of Russian novels primarily concerned with the depiction of evil: Gogol’s Dead Souls, Dostoevsky’s The Devils, Bely’s St. Petersburg, and Bulgakov’s Master and Margarita. Delineates a specifically Russian conception of the devil, and explores broader theoretical territory inasmuch as it isolates its approach to the narrative view point.